Thursday, May 14, 2009

Port In the Storm

Those that know me know how much I like lighthouses. My living room is full of lighthouses and lighthouse items. I've always been fascinated by them. Most have been around for a hundred years or longer. What amazes me so much is the strength of a lighthouse. Think about it. They are built to withstand not only heat, waves, rain, sleet, hail, snow, and wind, but they are also designed to hold up during the most fierce tropical storms, Nor'easters, and hurricanes. What's more, they are so strong that the Coast Guard never has to replace them due to structural damage from the elements. The lighthouses need to be repainted fairly often due to exposure, but that's just cosmetic! I have determined that if you are trapped on the coast during a hurricane, seek out a lighthouse and take cover.

When the storms of life come our way, as they often do, God transforms us from small huts to huge lighthouses! He promises to be there and to never leave us when we need Him most. When a hurricane approaches, the Coast Guard doesn't scramble to take down a lighthouse to protect it. Nor does God remove us from the storm. But through His strength, He enables us to withstand the storm. We may get beaten and battered, but He will not allow us to fall! So what storm are you facing right now? Maybe you have prayed and prayed and it doesn't seem that He is listening. Maybe your personal storm is raging about you and you feel like you are exposed to the elements. Well, in God's perfect wisdom, maybe we are exposed. But never forget He has changed us into sturdy lighthouses! We will not be torn down!

Nahum 1:7 says, "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in Him. "

Father, we don't always understand why we have to suffer in some storms, but we trust that You will never allow us to fall. Please give us the strength to hold on. In Jesus name, Amen.


  1. Amen. Come visit at Family Fountain. I have a new post on "Perceptions." wb

  2. Thanks for the comment on our blog. Yours is a great read too! I believe a lot of the problem with "storms" is we fail to let God do it in his timing! We have to give all the control to him and trust He will give us the strength and peace!

  3. AMEN!! Do you teach Sunday School? YOU should :)

  4. Thanks for sharing I am a new reader to your blog. My wife often says that "during the storm often God will calm the storm that is raging around us, then sometimes He allows the storm to rage and calms the child"
    I love storms, the whole experience in the natural but I must admit in the spiritual going through them is difficult. I am still here though sometimes wet bit still here....